Skye Rohde’s sound and images from her day at the annual cultural show in Goroka, in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. This is the social event of the year, a swirl of colors and costumes, traditional songs and dances. (Broadcast: Mar 12 2007 on NPR Day to Day):
Greetings from Israel, the Disneyland of monotheism. But all the characters have guns. Big guns. Nothing like a Rabbi with a sidearm playing kickball with his students.
Visited the church where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. Recorded beautiful singing by competing Christian groups, each claiming parts of the complex for themselves. Since they can’t get along, an Arab holds the key to the main doors. Now to grab some lunch and head to where the ‘last supper’ was held. It’s Sabbath, so maybe a nice felafel.
Going over the wall on Sunday.
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